Stock Management

This section contains GAP information leaflets, publications and resources on the management of livestock for grazing. Information leaflets cover a variety of stock management issues including gathering stock, stock tracking and public access on grazing sites.

Please note: We are currently in the process of reviewing and updating all our publications and we cannot currently guarantee the accuracy of all the content. Please contact the GAP office if you have any queries or concerns.

Watering Stock on Sites

Watering Stock on Sites

Looks at different methods of ensuring an adequate on site water supply to livestock. The leaflet also contains information on requirements according to species and types of grazing, financial information on the systems available, case studies and diagrams.

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Stock-tracking devices

Stock-tracking devices

Looks at the use of tracking devices in conservation grazing schemes including GPS and radio tracking systems. Also inlcudes a section on DVF (Directional Virtual Fencing) and case studies from the UK.

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Grazing on sites with public access

Grazing on sites with public access

An overview of grazing stock on sites with public access. Including suggestions on legal aspects, stock welfare assessments, action plans and looking procedures as well as information on signage, insurance and risk assessments.

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Gathering stock on site

Gathering stock on site

Looks at ways of gathering stock in various locations and considers the use of stock handling systems.

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Equine handling facilities

Equine handling facilities

Provides basic principles for site managers considering handling facilities for semi-feral equines (i.e. those not used to regular handling) on wildlife sites.

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Cattle handling facilities

Cattle handling facilities

An outline of cattle handling facilities. Including information and suggestions on livestock and equipment. Also featured are several photographs and diagrams to illustrate key points and principles. There is also a list of contacts for suppliers of handling systems and equipment.

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